"Bodard Bistro Vietnamese Restaurant in Houston"


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Bordard Bistro


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The Scene

This place is spacious and nicely decorated. On one side of the restaurant is a small fountain waterfall. Hanging on the other side of the wall is a plasma TV.

The Food

Bodard Bistro serves Vietnamese cuisine. On the menu are spring rolls,  pḥ,  vermicelli, flat noodles, specialty dishes, and fried rice. They even have hot pot! If you are thirsty, they serve tapioca smoothies and fruit drinks.

Heads Up

Bodard Bistro is located in Diho square next to the police station. Sometimes, the restaurant can get crowded on the weekends.

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Best of Chinatown Overall Rating: 3.7
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Andrew L

I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about. The food and service are pretty good. Besides, the small area makes it a much more enjoyable environment compared to the regular hustle and bustle of common Asian restaurants. The only recommendation I could make would be to make your service more English friendly, if you know what I mean.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 4
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Han N

People don't ever eat here, my family and I got sick from they grill pork spring roll! So I call and told the owner that they food is not safe, instead of apologize she yell at me and threaten to harm me and my family! Please people don't go here. The owner very rude and the food is not clean! I'm going to report this to health department! 

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)



-Review by Dat N

Service is straight out of a Vietnamese war camp. Food tastes worse than dog food. In fact I would rather eat pedigree

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by K Nguyen

Worst service I have ever encountered. My family order several dish for a party. 2 day ahead. When we got there on the day of They said they would have it ready by 2 o clock. We got there at 3 and they said they forgot to put in the order. They told us to come back at 5. We came back at 5 and still nothing. We had guests waiting at home with no food. After 2 hours later they finally came out with the food and they made us pay full price for waiting a ridiculous amount of time. And they charged us extra for stuff we didn't even order. Customer service doesn't exist in their dictionary. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Terrible terrible terrible!

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by T Nguyen

Service is TERRIBLE. Knowledgeable staff team desperately needed.
Last week, my husband ordered seafood stirred fried noodle to-go. He specifically asked for seafood and to-go. Twenty minutes later, a waiter came out with chicken stirred fried noodle. My husband said to the waiter that he had ordered seafood. The waiter told him to wait and brought the food back to the kitchen. Ten minutes later, he came back with a plate of stirred fried seafood noodle with sauce already mixed in the noodle. Usually, restaurants leave the sauce separately for to-go noodle so the noodle does not become soggy when we get home. My husband commented that he needed it TO-GO and he can t take the soon-be soggy noodle on a plate. What lady owner did next was unbelievable. She took the noodle and dumped it in a to-go box and checked it out to my husband. As you would expect next, my husband did not want to cause any problem in public and took the food. After more than 30 minutes of waiting, the owner and staff gave us soggy food that we paid for. We are NOT going back.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by J Huang

Good pork paste spring rolls and vermicelli. But every time I call, they hang up on me. One time I called and they didn't understand English so I asked to speak to someone who understood English. It sounded like they went to look and one minute later came back and hung up on me. :) Fun.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 3
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Lisa T

Food is good service is ok, overall everything is ok and dandy. You can't expect 5 star service from Asian rest. or best tasting food ever from affordable priced food. common sense people. People just ask too much these days

Best of Chinatown Rating: 4
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by A. Le

I had a wedding awhile back and so I ordered food at Bodard. I had order food for 100 people. This is after the church so everyone is extremely hunger since we all been up since 6:30AM. I had place the order two days before and paid for it. The order was suppose to be ready at 12:30PM so we can take it home and set it up for 2:00PM late lunch. When friend came to pick it up at 12PM it was not ready. I suppose that is okie until 12:30 roll around and nothing yet. He waited til 1pm and still nothing. He finally got the order at 2:00PM and rush back to the house. By the time he got home everyone was already there and nothing was in place. Both families and friends did not eat til 3pm. Everyone was piss. By the way, Bodard is not all that.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by J. Nguyen

The girl that answered the phone was very sweet and helpful. I couldn't stop trying to get a hold of Bodard because they have the best pork spring rolls! Maybe the others were calling the wrong number too. Though sometimes have bad service the food is good. :)

Best of Chinatown Rating: 2
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by T. Tran

I know that customer service is the most important part of running a service. The company's resource depends on customers but the fact is Bordard don't even care at all. What is the purpose of having a telephone number if you couldn't get through to them to place an order. The phone would ring and then they would switch it over to fax mode. Then you call back and you would get a busy signal. I would recommend that should remove their phone number if they don't want customers placing any order.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Andrew N.

If you order something and someone hung up on you that probably mean he didn't write it down and if you show up asking where is your order of course your not going to have it. And how was the food horrible if you haven't had it yourself? Think before you speak please.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 5
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by L. Tran

Horrible Service & Food. I ordered some Nem Nuong rolls at 10am for a 6pm pick up. The guy who answered sounded irritated that I called so early to give THEM business. After I called back a few minutes later to change my order he hung up on me. So 6 pm and I show up. The kid greeted me and I told him I am here to pick up my order, he looked confused. 5 minutes later I asked a young girl, again she seemed lost and confused. 15 minutes rolls by and I ask a 3rd kid and he told me that they probably did not write down my order and that if I can come back in 30 minutes they will have it ready. Well f*** that, I had a Christmas party to go to. I will NEVER return or recommend this "Bistro". There are way too many good restaurants on Bellaire with better service to eat at. This is just 1 of several incidents but this one pushed me over the edge. Happy eating Houston!

Best of Chinatown Rating: 1
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)

-Review by Bonnie B.

We have eaten Bodard Bistro many times since we've discovered it through this website. We first went there for the pho, which was just ordinary, but have come back many times solely for their shrimp paste rolls. They do have delicious egg noodle soups as well. the last time we were there we ordered rice plates and they were very tasty. Unfortunately Bodard is not consistent with the quality. We have gone there and gotten a terrible meal and then the next time we go it's great. It's hit or miss with them. Some people talk about bad service but the service in my experience has been okay. The only problem has been the language barrier. I know absolutely no Vietnamese and sometimes we'll get a waitress that doesn't know any English. I''ve learned just to order by number and try not to throw too many English words in there so no one gets confused.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 3
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Dan C.

I eat here several times a month and I am always happy with the food and service. Try the pork spring rolls.. they are excellent

Best of Chinatown Rating: 5
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)


-Review by Clinton

I have to admit, this restaurant made GREAT dishes. But the service is much worse. If you demand both, mind as well go somewhere else.

Best of Chinatown Rating: 3
(scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent)




Bodard Bistro

9140 Bellaire Blvd, Suite B
Houston, TX 77036
Tele: 713-541-5999
(Located in Diho Square)
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Beef Entrees

Beef Noodle Soup Entrees

Chicken Entrees

Flat Rice Noodle Entrees

Pork Entrees

Fried Rice Entrees

Rice Noodle Entrees





Hours of Operations:
Monday-Sunday: 9-12am
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